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Ames Conference Center hotel is close to Iowa State University!Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center ISU is located just off Hwy 30 and 5 miles from I-35. We are 2 miles from the Iowa State University campus and convenient to the area's biggest attractions.Our hotel is close to many major businesses - ISU Research Park and Workiva are just a short drive away. The Hilton Coliseum, Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater, and Scheman Building are only one mile from our Ames accommodation. Syngenta, REG, 3M, IA DOT, USDA/NVSL, and Danfoss are also nearby. We offer three meeting rooms with seating for up to 450 guests.We are close to ISUs campus, which makes it easy to visit a student, attend a sporting event or just enjoy the beautiful campus. Our Ames hotel is within a mile of Jack Trice Stadium, Reiman Gardens and Coldwater Golf Links. Leisure travelers will find many attractions near our hotel. Downtown Ames offers dining, shopping and entertainment - it's a great place to spend a day. The Iowa Arboretum and Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad are less than a half-hour away.Guests of our hotel in Ames are sure to enjoy our deluxe amenities. You can dine at our full-service restaurant, the Cardinal Cafe, hold an event in one of our flexible meeting rooms, or simply relax in the indoor pool or hot tub. Visit the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center - ISU and see what this Ames area hotel has to offer you.



· ATM/Cash machine - (In Area)
· Accessible facilities
· Air conditioning individually controlled in room
· Bathtub
· Bell staff/porter
· Car rental desk - (In Area)
· Cocktail lounge
· Coffee/Tea maker
· Color television
· Complimentary newspaper in lobby
· Computer
· Cribs
· Direct dial telephone
· Dry cleaning
· Florist - (In Area)
· Free newspaper
· Free parking
· Golf - (In Area)
· Grocery shopping service available - (In Area)
· Hairdryer
· High speed internet connection
· Housekeeping - daily
· Housekeeping - weekly
· Indoor pool
· Interior corridors
· Ironing board
· Late check-out available
· Late check-out available
· Lounges/bars
· Meeting rooms
· Microwave
· Mini-refrigerator
· Non-smoking
· On-Site parking
· Onsite laundry
· Parking
· Pets allowed
· Private bathroom
· Public area air conditioned
· Restaurant
· Rollaway bed
· Room service
· Satellite television
· Separate closet
· Shops and commercial services - (In Area)
· Sofa bed
· Stereo
· Tennis court - (In Area)
· Two-line phone
· Valet same day dry cleaning
· Voice mail
· Wireless internet connection
· Wireless internet connection in public areas

Room Information

Connecting rooms, Desk with lamp
Kitchenette, Cups/glassware, Silverware/utensils

Miscellaneous Information

· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3:00 PM
· Check out time is 11:00 AM
· Time Zone is GMT
· Opened in 2000
· 75 rooms.
· 6 suites.
· 3 floors.

Restaurant Information

Cardinal Caf

The Cardinal Cafe and Lounge is located right inside the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center at ISU. Open for breakfast Monday through Sunday. The full dinner menu is offered Monday through Saturday, with a limited menu Sunday evening. The menu features l

Cardinal Cafe

After a day of sightseeing or meetings in Ames, relax in our friendly lounge for a drink and the chance to unwind.

Meeting Facility


1310 Square Feet


949 Square Feet


2271 Square Feet

Recreation Information

Fitness center on-site

Fitness center off-site

Indoor pool


Children's program - Perfect Games is perfect for the entire family! Located about 3 miles away from the hotel, families can enjoy bowling, arcade games, pizza, or laser tag!

Area Attractions

- North Grand Mall

North Grand mall is the main source for shopping in Ames. They feature Younkers and JCPenney Department Stores plus a selection of specialty and designer stores.

- Main Street Cultural District

Over 50 locally-owned specialty retail shops and restaurants!

- Iowa State Fairgrounds
- Des Moines International Airport
- Coldwater Gold Corse
- Iowa State University
- Jack Trice Stadium

Cyclone Football Stadium

- Hilton Coliseum

Cyclone Sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Gymnastics) are held here.

- Cy Stephens Auditorium

Part of the Iowa State Center

- Reiman Gardens

Gardens and annual art exhibits are held here.

- Scheman Building
- Fisher Theater
- Ames Ice Arena
- Iowa Sports Foundation (Iowa Games)
- Hunziker Sports Complex
- Historic Downtown
- Octagon Center for the Arts
- Veenker Golf Course
- Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
- Perfect Games

New family gaming center. Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade, Bar

- Ames Downtown Farmers Market
- Brunnier Art Museum
- Donald and Ruth Furman Aquatic Center

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